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The University of Iowa

Winter 2014


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Accelerated degree program allows students to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years

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Accelerated degree program allows students to earn undergraduate, graduate degrees in five years

Is your student interested in the health sciences? Would he or she like to save time and money? If so, a new combined degree program in the UI College of Public Health might be a great fit.

Through the college’s Undergrad to Grad Combined Degree Program, students in select majors may complete an undergraduate and a graduate degree in just five years. Several degree combinations are available; each involves either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences and a Master of Science or Master of Public Health.

The advantages of pursuing the five-year program in public health are many, says Mary Aquilino, associate dean for M.P.H. and undergraduate programs in the college.

“In addition to the benefit of completing two degrees in five years, students with a master’s degree in public health are well positioned to enter the public health workforce or continue their studies in a doctoral or professional degree program, such as a Ph.D. or M.D.,” she says.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a variety of public health occupations—from epidemiologist to data analyst—are projected to experience average to much-faster-than-average growth through 2020.

To learn more about the program, visit



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